Bourne conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in South Kesteven?

Bourne is situated in South Kesteven. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band South Kesteven Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1091.82
B £1273.79
C £1455.76
D £1637.73
E £2001.67
F £2365.61
G £2729.55
H £3275.46

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Bourne?

Conveyancing fees include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees or management company information. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Bourne are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Bourne property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Bourne sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Bourne - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the solicitor will advise additional searches , for example a British waterways search.

To work out the price of searches on a Bourne house or flat, use our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Bourne - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and excessive freehold premiums.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Bourne?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is quite a lot more complex than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Bourne must carry out additional tasks, for example sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible.

I am buying a new build property in Bourne - what do I need to know?

The legal work for buying a new build home in Bourne can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Bourne will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with failures to arrange warranty provider inspections, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Q Assure.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Bourne property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bourne remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a flexible mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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